01 August 2010

Legacy is for Wimps

When someone says "Legacy" they're saying more about their inability to deal with real systems than about the systems themselves. Professionals don't blame others for building systems differently from how they would have but just get on with it, accepting imperfection as a fact of life. Application Entropy: applications have a tendency to disintegrate; just like the rest of the world. The modeler's illusion: perfect systems for an imperfect world.

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